Monticello Homecoming route to change

Increased participation in Monticello High School homecoming parades has prompted school officials to change the route for this year’s event in order to ease congestion and eliminate the two lanes of parade traffic that have formed on Charter Street in recent years.

Allerton Park "Experiencing Lincoln" event announced

Allerton Park and Retreat Center has announced registration is open for its Experiencing Lincoln seminar, coming up on Oct. 11-13 at 515 Old Timber Road, Monticello.

MHS on Newsweek top high schools list

Monticello High School has been named to Newsweek Magazine’s list of “America’s Top High Schools 2015.” Out of 16,000 high schools in the United States, Monticello was named No. 470.

Nursing home renovations on display Aug. 30

The public is invited on Aug. 30 to view the end result of nine months of renovations at the Piatt County Nursing Home. A total of 11 rooms have received new flooring, beds, dressers, night stands, wall coverings, curtains and sinks in the first phase of a three-phase project.

Auditions set for 'Harvey'

The Monticello Theatre Association (MTA) will have open auditions for its upcoming play “Harvey” from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 6 and from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8 at the Phoenix Theatre, 1406 N. Market St. in Monticello.

First Mid-Illinois could move in November

First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust could relocate to its new banking center in Monticello as early as November, a bank official said Aug. 21.

Libraries keep youth busy during the summer

Modern technology helped boost participation for Allerton Public Library’s summer events in 2015, according to Youth Services and Program Director Cara Stoerger.

Piatt real estate taxes due Sept. 4

The second installment of the Piatt County Real Estate Taxes will be due Friday, Sept. 4.

Monticello school board narrows facility options to two proposals

The Monticello school board has narrowed its facility upgrade options to two, one (Plan ‘A’) that would build a new high school and another (Plan ‘C’) that would convert the 2003 Monticello Middle School building into a high school.

Renee Fruendt named to county board

The Piatt County Board filled its vacancy at its most recent session by unanimously appointing Renee Fruendt as the new representative for District #2. The vacancy occurred after Mike Wileaver resigned effective July 31.

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